The Perfect Murder: The First Inspector Ghote Mystery

The Perfect Murder: The First Inspector Ghote Mystery


In the house of Lala Varde, a vast man of even greater influence, an attack has taken place. Varde's secretary, Mr Perfect, has been struck on his invaluable business head. And try as Inspector Ghote might to remain conscientious and methodical, his investigation is beset on all sides by cunning, disdain and corruption. And then there's the impossible theft of a single rupee to be dealt with . . .

The Perfect Murder introduced Inspector Ghote: Bombay CID's most dutiful officer, and one of the greatest, most engaging creations in all detective fiction.


  • Utterly loveable...Ghote is one of the great creations of detective fiction
    Alexander McCall Smith

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H. R. F. Keating

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